Minnesota licenses shall be granted to persons who otherwise meet applicable statutory requirements and who complete programs leading to licensure in colleges and universities located outside Minnesota. The licenses shall be granted only in licensure fields for which the board has established rules governing programs leading to licensure. Persons prepared in states other than Minnesota shall present their credentials to the board for approval. The board has jurisdiction on all matters concerning administrative licensure. The licenses shall be issued according to either item A or B as follows:
Persons who complete approved programs in colleges and universities leading to licensure within states which have signed contracts with Minnesota according to the Interstate Agreement on Qualification of Educational Personnel shall be granted a Minnesota initial license. No licenses shall be issued on the basis of teaching experience only.
Persons who complete programs leading to licensure in colleges and universities within states outside Minnesota which have not signed contracts with Minnesota shall be granted a Minnesota initial license when all of the following criteria are met:
the college or university is regionally accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Colleges and Secondary Schools;
the program leading to licensure has been recognized by the state as qualifying the applicant completing the program for such licensure within that state;
the program leading to licensure completed by the applicant is essentially equivalent in content to approved programs offered by Minnesota colleges and universities under the rules of the Board of School Administrators governing the licensure field; and
the college or university which offers the program leading to licensure verifies that the applicant has completed an approved licensure program at that institution and recommends the applicant for a license in a licensure field at a licensure level.
Notwithstanding part 3510.4000 governing human relations, persons who have been prepared for licensure in states other than Minnesota shall be granted a Minnesota initial license based upon the provisions of this part.
MS s 125.05; L 1993 c 224 art 12 s 34; L 1996 c 412 art 9 s 14; L 2006 c 263 art 2 s 20
21 SR 804; L 1998 c 397 art 11 s 3; L 1998 c 398 art 5 s 55; L 2003 c 130 s 12; 33 SR 658
October 23, 2008